Seems like I’m gonna need some serious cozy time to get through the list…
It’s been a while since my last post about books. This time I decided to share you the deets regarding my 2019 reading challenge I previously mentioned here. The title speaks for itself — it’ll be mainly about the 12 books I intend to read throughout the year. As I said, it becomes one of my goals this year to read at least one book per month. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Not to mention that I love reading and used to be able to finish 20 books a year!
I feel the urge to read more since it’s been a quite long time for me to enjoy a good reading. Another thing is, I’ve been dying to add more books to my collection and always hesitate to do so since I still have a large pile of books I haven’t read. So I promise myself to finish the books I already have first before buying another. But, first thing first, if you’re on Goodreads, please kindly follow my account! The books are color-coordinated to make this post more interesting to read, and I hope this post will inspire you to read more this year, or ever. So here goes…
My Book List for 2019 Reading Challenge
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk. Got this from 2018 Big Bad Wolf, along with two other Palahniuk’s novels. So far the best BBW find I’ve ever made. I’ve seen the movie adaption, played by the famous Brad Pitt as lead character, and I loved it! So this is definitely a must-read.
Negeri 5 Menara - A. Fuadi. I think I bought this and the sequel at a book fair, from Gramedia exhibition stand. I was just finished reading an Indonesian fiction at that time and intrigued to read the series for its hype and great reviews. I’m ready for another good Indonesian series!
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen. Already mentioned this book here, and yes, turns out I haven’t even touched it ever since. It reminds me then that I have to read it ASAP since I’ve already watched the movie adaptation (and it’s good!). Again, I’m not the kind of person who watches movie adaptions before reading the books.
Looking for Alaska - John Green. Actually I forget whether I’ve finished this or not. I feel like I have, but when I flipped through the pages just before I took pictures for this post, I couldn’t recall the story.
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness. Another one from 2016 BBW that I haven’t read yet.
Senyum Karyamin - Ahmad Tohari. This one is actually a cheat. I’ve read half of the book and never finished it. It’s a good reading but I lost the book for months and just found it when I was cleaning my room.
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simision. I’ve also started reading this book but never made it to the half. It’s time to really finish it, right?
Room - Emma Donoghue. I’ve been meaning to watch the movie adaption but refused to do so because I want to read the book first — always my number one problem.
Tales from the Arabian Night - Anonymous. Borrowed this from my auntie on my last trip to Medan. I’ve seen good reviews about the book and I’ve never read Arabian-themed book. So this should be great for my challenge!
Choke - Chuck Palahniuk. Wasn’t really sure to include this for the challenge since I’ve never read Palahniuk’s before and I don’t know whether I would like Fight Club or not. But let’s just see what will happen. In the mean time, I’ll go with Choke as my second Palahniuk’s book for this challenge — or ever.
Before I Die - Jenny Downham. I forget when and where exactly I bought this book. However, it has great reviews and recommended by Goodreads as “for Me Before You by Jojo Moyes readers”. Well, I’ve mentioned my love for Me Before You here, so of course I’ll go for this too!
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini. Another 2018 BBW find. My best friend and every book-lovers I know recommend this to me. Won many literary awards. Was a number one New York Times bestseller. Has a movie adaption following. Even I don’t know why I still haven’t read it.